Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers Bordeaux 1784
|Material: ||White gold|
|Diameter: ||40.00 mm|
|Height: ||13.30 mm|
|W/R: ||30.00 m|
|Indexes: ||Arabic Numerals|
|Hands: ||Proprietary |
Automatic movement with day of the week in aperture, date in aperture, minutes by aperture, hours by aperture. Certified with the Hallmark of Geneva.
Thehe Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers collection was introduced at SIHH 2018. It is inspired by five historical baloon flights made in France in the 18th century. In this collection hand-engraved and micro-sculpted gold hot-air balloons are depicted against a translucent plique-à-jour enamel background, while hours, minutes, day and date are displayed to the beat of calibre 2460 G4/1. Each of the versions is a limited edition of five pieces.
Métiers d'Art Les Aérostiers reference 7610U/000G-B246 is inspired by a balloon flight made in 1784 in Bordeaux, France. This flight, with three voyagers in the basket, testifies to what had become a true phenomenon of the era. Reproduced in identical detail on the dial, the balloon features a splendid variety of fabrics and ornamentation, as well as a mythological scene.